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All applicants must be interviewed before they can be accepted by the Department. As a minimum this process must involve the prospective supervisor and Dr David Sargan as Director of Graduate Studies for the Department as well as the Graduate Officer.  However, it is preferable that two academic staff are included on the panel. Where possible this interview should be face to face, but for overseas applicants a Skype link will suffice. Unsighted telephone interviews should not be used unless the applicant is already known to the interview panel. No offer should be made at the end of the interview until discussion has occurred with the Graduate Office and/or the Head of Department.

PIs - PhD projects please.

"PhD projects please:
We will be placing PhD Project advertisements on ‘’ during the next few weeks.  If you are considering taking a student, could you please supply a project title, 5 key words and a short description of the project (300 words or less).  Please include the skills that will be gained by the student.  Don’t worry if the project doesn’t yet have funding as we will be looking into their funding situation before inviting candidates to interview.
A prompt email response to Fiona Roby would be very much appreciated."